The Book on “Recent advances in modelling landslides and debris flows” will be published 2014

The spontaneous nature of landslides and debris flows makes them extremely difficult to predict. Landslides often emerge as loss of stability, where monitoring and observation are of limited informative value. Numerical and physical modelling plays an important role in understanding the mechanisms and may provide reliable prediction and early warning. However, the spatial and temporal multi-scale nature of landslides and debris flows poses a great challenge for the research.         

This book presents contributions to the workshop on Recent Developments in the Analysis, Monitoring and Forecast of Landslides and Debris Flow, in Vienna, Austria, September 9, 2013. The workshop is a joint event of three research projects funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Program: MUMOLADE (Multiscale modelling of landslides and debris flows,, REVENUES (Numerical Analysis of Slopes with Vegetations, and HYDRDRIL (Integrated Risk Assessment of Hydrologically-Driven Landslides, The papers represent the state-of-the-art in the research on landslides and debris flows.